Former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson has said he now believes that his old side will win the Premier League title after yesterday’s 3-2 win over title rivals Manchester City at Anfield.
Lawrenson has mentioned on several occasions that he thought one of Manchester City or Chelsea could overhaul the Reds as they aim to end their 24 year wait for a league title.
The Match of the Day pundit wrote in his Daily Mirror column: “I have always felt that something – or someone – would end this incredible run that Brendan Rodgers and his men have been on. But now I do believe they will win the title.
“Not because of the fact that Yaya Toure could miss the rest of the season for City. Or that Liverpool’s run-in on paper looks the easiest of the three teams in with a chance.
“But because they have responded to starting the season without Luis Suarez, they have responded to losing Daniel Sturridge to injury. They have responded to their shock defeat at home to Southampton, to losing away at Hull and to being beaten when they should have won at both City and Chelsea.”
Liverpool’s win yesterday means they have won ten games on the bounce and they are now odds on to win the league.
The Reds can finish on a maximum of 89 points, Manchester City 88, and Chelsea 87. Liverpool face Chelsea at Anfield on 27th April in another game that can decide the title.
But before that, Brendan Rodgers’s men will travel to Carrow Road to take on Norwich City as they bid to tighten their grip on the top and stretch their winning run to 11 games.